Review Archive: March 2012


An impressive crime drama out of Bulgaria lumbered with a less than impressive disc.

Nudes of the World / Take Off Your Clothes and Live

A double-bill for the "sun-worshipper".

Chico & Rita

Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar tonight, Chico & Rita is a love story with plenty of great music.

The Story of Lover's Rock

Menelik Shabazz's nostalgic look back at the sweeter side of reggae.

The Big Caper (MGM LE Collection)

Rory Calhoun stars in this fifties crime drama which, as clydefro explains, proves that film noir is not a genre.

The Student Comedies: Four Silent Films by Yasujiro Ozu

Slackers, pratfalls and young romance.

What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? (MGM LE Collection)

Allen Funt, creator of Candid Camera, turns his attention to sex and reactions to casual nudity, with fascinating results

The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (MGM LE Collection)

A weird spoof of the detective genre, set on a chicken hatchery and starring an aged Bowery Boy


Blaxploitation meets the prison flick and the boxing movie. The first sequel is here too.

Doctor Who: The Sensorites

Sensorites versus humans in this six-part adventure from the Doctor's first season.

The Thief and the Cobbler

Richard Williams' long-gestated animated feature finally gets a UK release, but not the one you'd like.

Engineer Prite's Project

The Hyperkino edition of Lev Kuleshov's directorial debut, now available to UK buyers.

By the Bluest of Seas

Boris Barnet's visually stunning Soviet drama, now available to UK buyers.


Freddy's dead but has Robert Englund found a new monster worth his talents?

Mein Freund der Mörder / Al Capone von der Pfalz

Meet Bernhard Kimmel, the 'Al Capone of the Palatinate'...